If you didn't make it to the screening organized by AFROPUNK at FREE CANDY 2 weeks ago, we've got you covered. Here is what you missed! In this episode, the cast talk about visible queer folks of color in the media, if they feel accurately portrayed in the media, and what they'd like to see more of in the media "when it comes to the queers".…Continue
Added by Gender Bent on August 31, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments
Seeing Ninjasonik on the line-up for this year's Afropunk Festival took me back to when I first heard of them in 2009. It was a time when the Brooklyn underground music scene was growing, innovating new sounds and aesthetics, and very much DIY.
They burst on the scene with a sound that was an infectious mix of pop, hip-hop, and punk and brought a sense of fun and…
Added by Gender Bent on August 24, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
You may have heard MC Himanshu Suri’s (aka Heems) solo debut mixtape, Nehru Jackets and/or “51”, a mixtape by Victor Vazquez (aka Kool A.D.) Add hype man Ashok Kondabolu (aka Dapwell) to the mix and you get a group known as Das Racist.
We weren’t too familiar with their background but one thing stood out, why the name Das Racist? Heems explained in an interview with Sara'o Bery (Spring, 2009). "From G's to Gents: The Formation of Das Racist". Wesleyan MUSC108 Midterm…
Added by Gender Bent on August 17, 2012 at 12:13am — No Comments
Be proud of who you are! More voices from the LGBT/queer community: Identity is a big component of who we are, how we define ourselves. Some of us stick to a label, others refuse to be put in a category, some want to create their own category! Self-decribed "filmmaker/vagabond/queer enthusiast" Niq Lewis from Brooklyn tells us about her new project: "The 'i am ______' Project, which is a series of interviews asking queer New Yorkers to come out & identify themselves (or not)…Continue
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The Artchitects – We couldn’t have been more excited when we saw Spank Rock (a.k.a. Naeem Juman) listed as a performer on the Afro-Punk Festival line-up for 2012! We have been fans of Spank Rock for years! Alexis, while she was in college, and I Mursi, discovered him while I searched for new music to add to…Continue
Added by Gender Bent on August 9, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments